After inserting the usb key, an icon should appear on your desktop. If not, you can try the following suggestions.
Enterprise Linux 3:
Right-click on the desktop, then choose Disks->Usb to mount the usb key.
Enterprise Linux 4:
Double-click on the Computer icon on your destop, then double-click on Filesystem, then media.
If your device is recognized, it will be listed in this directory.
You can also go to /media directly to locate your device.
At a terminal window, type:
mount /mnt/usb or mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb If it doesn't work then try this: mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb If it still doesn't work try this (some usb keys don't have a partition table on them): mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usb
If this still doesn't work, try to reload the modules:
modprobe -r usb-storage modprobe usb-storage
Then try to mount again.
If you are not sure what device your system is using, type:
tail -f /var/log/messages
Now insert the usb device. You should see similar output appear on your console:
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices Vendor: Generic Model: STORAGE DEVICE Rev: 1.02 Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02 Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi3, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 SCSI device sda: 512000 512-byte hdwr sectors (262 MB) sda: Write Protect is off sda: sda1 WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured USB Mass Storage device found at 2 USB Mass Storage support registered. usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:1d.7-6 address 2
Make note of the line:
This is the device your system is using.
Now, edit your /etc/fstab file:
Add the following line:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto user,noauto 0 0
Now you should be able to mount using the mount command